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Walton County fishing report for May 22

Fishing is good! Bay: Good reports of redfish, speckled trout, black drum, and black snapper River:  Catfish, bluegill, shellcracker, hybrids up the river and some frogging. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S, Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277 Store hours: Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m. –...

Walton County fishing report for May 12

Fishing is good! Surf/Gulf: All kinds of fishing being caught, pompano, redfish, whiting, Spanish mackerel, amberjack season has reopened Bay: Good reports of a variety of fish. River:  Everybody’s going fishing and catching shellcracker, bass, catfish, and some crappie Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S,...

Walton County fishing report for May 1

Fishing is good! Bay: Good reports of a variety of fish including black drum, redfish, speckled trout, and Spanish mackerel in the Intracoastal River:  Blue and flathead catfish, shellcracker. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S, Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277 Store hours: Mon. – Fri.:...

Walton County fishing report for April 17

Fishing is good! Bay: Good reports of a variety of fish. Good fly fishing. River:  Everybody’s going fishing and catching bream, catfish, shellcracker, and more! Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S, Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277 Store hours: Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m. – 5...

Walton County fishing report for April 4

Fishing is good! Bay: Good reports of a variety of reds, and more. River:  Everybody’s going fishing and catching bream, catfish and more! Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S, Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277 Store hours: Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sat.:...

FWC extends some licenses with March or April deadlines for 30 days

March 27, 2020 – The health and safety of employees and the Floridians and visitors FWC serves are a top priority. As COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to impact our communities, the FWC is taking proactive measures. Per FWC Executive Order 20-08 (attached): Any holder of the following specified licenses issued by the Commission with an existing renewal deadline that occurs in the month of March or April 2020, said  deadline is suspended and tolled for a period of 30 days from the existing...

Walton County fishing report for March 23

Fishing is good! Bay: Good reports of redfish and black drum River: A variety of fish being caught. Everybody’s going fishing Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop, 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S, Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277 Store hours: Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sat.: 6 a.m....

Walton County fishing report for March 16

Fishing is good! Bay: Good reports of a wide variety on live shrimp. River: River is still a little high, but coming down. Turkey season this weekend. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop, 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S, Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277 Store hours: Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m....

Walton County fishing report for Feb. 28

Fishing is good! Bay: Good reports of redfish and sheepshead River: Some crappie biting, river is high. Deer in rut right now. End of general gun season. Words of wisdom: lock up your guns! Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop, 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S, Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277...

Spotted seatrout opens March 1 in Western Panhandle zone 

Spotted seatrout (speckled trout) will reopen to recreational harvest in the new Western Panhandle management zone starting March 1. The zone includes all state and federal waters from Escambia through the portion of Gulf County west of 85 degrees, 13.76 minutes west longitude but NOT including Indian Pass/Indian Lagoon. (see map)  This February closure in the Western Panhandle is one of a suite of changes that went into effect Feb. 1, 2020, to address recent downward trends in spotted seatrout...

Walton County fishing report for Feb. 21

Fishing is good! Bay: Good reports of redfish at the mouth of the river, some speckled trout in the Intracoastal. River: Crappie biting. Deer in rut right now. End of general gun season. Words of wisdom: lock up your guns! Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop, 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331...

FWC approves 2021 and beyond Gulf County bay scallop season

At its February meeting in Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the long-term bay scallop season in Gulf County (including St. Joseph Bay) to open Aug. 16 through Sept. 24 each year beginning in 2021. The 2020 season is also Aug. 16 through Sept. 24, and was set late last year after working closely with the local community. The chosen dates allow the FWC to balance stakeholder and community desires with the sustainability of the scallop...